- Reading all the posts makes me just wonder about companies and their
On a killi list, many folks can't get the USPS to ship Express, the post
office says FedEx(who contracts for Express service it seems) won't accept
live animals, regardless of what the postal codes say.
UPS tells folks no live fish, (yet they deliver fish to me all the
time!)Airborne USED to take fish, didn't know DHL had bought them out, and
that they didn't accept live animals. FedEx says no fish, yet they delivered
live fish, clearly MARKED as live fish, so who knows how the apply whatever
regulations they have!
I've not had a problem with USPS, and good packing does make a difference
(right Auntie Fran?<G>) as to who loses more fish? Any one of them can, and
that goes for shipping airline direct as well. Delta in Atlanta is
definitely NOT the best at tracking cargo, they make more of my hair go grey
every time I have to go down there to pick up a shipment,<G>
Bottom line is, no shipper is infallible, some packages are going to slip
through the cracks, and sometimes things don't go the way we want them to.
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- <<Delta in Atlanta is definitely NOT the best at tracking cargo, they make
more of my hair go grey every time I have to go down there to pick up a
LOL! so it's not just them targeting me. Good to know. <<G>> I had a
shipment of 18 boxes of marine fish coming into JFK on Delta a few weeks
ago. I called Delta Air Cargo to track the flight, and was told it was
delayed in Michigan and would get out on one of two flights. They could not
tell me WHICH flight, though. I was told to call back later in the
afternoon. Around noon, we get a phone call from Delta at JFK that the fish
are there waiting for us! Now I was told an hour or so earlier that they
would not arrive until after 3 pm. Great tracking, huh?
OTOH, the USPS has been great for me. There have been some late or missing
packages, but considering the number I ship, it's very few in comparison to
the overall total. I am going to register with FedEx as a live animal
shipper, but I think I'll continue to use the USPS as my main shipper. For
me, FedEx is good for shipping locally since their ground service is next
day to a good number of places near me.
Frank M. Greco (phrankg@...)
The Freshwater Crustacean Farm
- Time for our UniQuaria story of the
LMD Edwin shipped 2 pairs of his
beautiful fancy Bettas from the Far
East. The fish were on the airliner
on Monday, Sept 10, 2001.
Sept 11, 2001 the airliner was here
in the US and grounded for several days.
The UniQuaria Bettas sat in their tiny
bags with tiny bits of water in a cargo
hold or cargo bay for days. When
they finallly did reach my house in Kansas - they fish were alive and
We auctioned them off as a fund raising
I was just amazed.